M. Night Shyamalan to Produce Thriller for Apple Streaming Service

Apple's burgeoning streaming service is ramping up its efforts to produce original series and films. The streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to a psychological thriller series from writer Tony Basgallop that veteran Indian-American filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan will executive produce. The half-hour series has received a 10-episode order, with Shyamalan also set to direct the first episode. The series will be produced by Shyamalan's Blinding Edge Pictures with Ashwin Rajan serving as executive producer. This project will be Shyamalan's second foray into television. He previously produced the Fox series “Wayward Pines," which recently ended after two seasons. Shyamalan's last major film Split, was a hit in theaters. He is most known as the writer/director behind film blockbusters like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs. Apple has given out several straight-to-series orders to date, including a morning show drama from Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Apple is also prepping a reboot of “Amazing Stories" from executive producer Steven Spielberg and the immigrant anthology series “Little America" from Kumail Nanjiana, Emily V. Gordon, and Lee Eisenberg are also in the works.